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Trading World Tour: Antarctica and Climate Change

Trading World Tour: Antarctica and Climate Change

The biggest signs of climate change can be seen in Antarctica and in the Arctic, where melting ice sheets are changing the landscape, say environmental experts. Warmer temperatures have uncovered land previously frozen by glaciers, causing sea levels to rise and disrupting animal habitats. What’s more, melting ice has opened some shipping lanes that ...

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High Hopes for Home Depot Earnings; Not All Smiles for WMT
August 17, 2015

High Hopes for Home Depot Earnings; Not All Smiles for WMT

We’ll get a better sense of just how wide the consumer has been willing to open her wallet when some of the nation’s largest retailers open their books ...

Tale of Two Retailers’ Earnings Shares Currency Thread
August 11, 2015

Tale of Two Retailers’ Earnings Shares Currency Thread

Alibaba (BABA)—the Chinese-based e-commerce giant that compares itself to Amazon.com (AMZN)—is facing a number of headwinds as it reports earnings ...

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Have Low Gas Prices Finally Boosted Broader Retail Sales?
August 11, 2015

Have Low Gas Prices Finally Boosted Broader Retail Sales?

It’s a busy week for government-crunched national retail sales figures and chain-store earnings results. These reports—which earlier this year lacked lift from low ...

Seeking Your Friend the Trend? Try Charting Linear Regression
August 6, 2015

Seeking Your Friend the Trend? Try Charting Linear Regression

Traders have been debating the best way to identify a chart trend since Charles Dow first assembled his famous indexes. To say the least, it can be a tricky ...

Tesla Earnings: Can Luxury Maker Deliver New Cars, Revenue?
August 5, 2015

Tesla Earnings: Can Luxury Maker Deliver New Cars, Revenue?

Get ready for an earful when electric-car maker Tesla Motors (TSLA) reports Q2 earnings after the bell on Wednesday. We’re listening for how well deliveries ...

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Oil Price Drop Follows Fresh Fear for Sputtering Chinese Economy
August 4, 2015

Oil Price Drop Follows Fresh Fear for Sputtering Chinese Economy

Oil prices tumbled to a four-month low to start the week, pressured by fresh evidence of a sputtering Chinese economy.

Exxon, Chevron Prep Street for Ugly Earnings with Nixed Projects
July 30, 2015

Exxon, Chevron Prep Street for Ugly Earnings with Nixed Projects

There’s little question that when Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) report earnings before the market opens Friday they won’t be pretty.

War of Words: Twitter, Facebook Earnings All About Sustainability
July 28, 2015

War of Words: Twitter, Facebook Earnings All About Sustainability

Call it a war of words. Social-media powerhouses Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) will unveil earnings this week that could underscore how the two ...

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What a Mix: Social Media, Fed, and China Stir Volatility
July 28, 2015

What a Mix: Social Media, Fed, and China Stir Volatility

U.S. traders awoke Monday to news of the deepest one-day Chinese stock market drop since 2007 as wild swings there follow concerns that officials are ...

World Tour (Pt 4): South America Pinned to U.S., China Recovery
July 28, 2015

World Tour (Pt 4): South America Pinned to U.S., China Recovery

The end of a commodities boom hit South America over the past two years, particularly powerhouse Brazil—a major exporter of agricultural and industrial ...

Dollar Plagues Pharma Earnings But Did Street Get it Right?
July 27, 2015

Dollar Plagues Pharma Earnings But Did Street Get it Right?

Strong dollar headwinds are likely to smack pharmaceutical giants Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and Merck & Co. (MRK) when they report earnings Tuesday ...

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Trading World Tour (Pt 3): Canada's Crude Oil & Resources
July 23, 2015

Trading World Tour (Pt 3): Canada's Crude Oil & Resources

The Canadian economy looks to plod along at a 1.6% pace in 2015, TD Bank says, down from a 2.4% clip in 2014. That means the U.S. and Mexico are expected ...

Did McDonald’s Lose Sizzle to Strong Dollar? CAT, AMZN, Too
July 22, 2015

Did McDonald’s Lose Sizzle to Strong Dollar? CAT, AMZN, Too

McDonald’s (MCD), in the throes of a turnaround with a new chief executive, new products, and stronger marketing, warned investors in the last quarter that ...

Housing Strength: Can Multiplier Effect Get Economy Moving?
July 21, 2015

Housing Strength: Can Multiplier Effect Get Economy Moving?

The S&P 500 (SPX) is knocking on the door of new all-time highs, leaving investors to scour economic trends for signs of continued improvement.

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Apple, Microsoft Earnings Lead Trillion-Dollar Tech Tuesday
July 21, 2015

Apple, Microsoft Earnings Lead Trillion-Dollar Tech Tuesday

It’s been tagged “trillion-dollar tech Tuesday” because of the cumulative market capitalization of the technology companies that are opening their quarterly books ...

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